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Watch CBC Wild Docs online: Episode 12 Discovering Wild Canada: Clayoquot, The Sound of Wonder

Clayoquot Sound has been described as a showplace of environmental elegance and biological diversity. Although it has been damaged by logging, much of Clayoquot's temperate coastal rain forest is still intact. John and Janet Foster explore this vanishing ecosystem on Canada's west coast, and illustrate its beauty and diversity by showing how the rain forest was created, and how the Pacific ocean influences and nourishes the forest. This is a land of steep hills and mountains, salt-water inlets, salmon streams, sand beaches, and volcanic rocky shores. Whales swim offshore, while black bears and huge flocks of shorebirds roam the beaches and tidal flat, and seabird colonies and sea lions thrive among scattered islands. Tourism has become a major player in the preservation of Clayoquot Sound. Thousands of visitors travel here, filling lodges and hotels, and visiting Pacific Rim National Park. Yet in spite of Clayoquot's unique qualities and its popularity with tourists, the forest is still threatened by more government sanctioned logging. Clayoquot Sound: The Sound of Wonder, also illustrates the impacts of logging in an ecosystem that takes thousands of years to create. Clayoquot is an ecological jewel on Vancouver Island's west coast a priceless example of B.C's original rain forest.

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